Posted on 30th July 2014

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All the Birds, Singing

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles.  All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld was read by the Peninsula Arts Reading Group from Plymouth and below are reviews from its reading group members. 

Posted on 19th June 2014

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All the Birds, Singing

“Brooding and brilliant All the Birds, Singing, is a big, deep and accomplished novel that I would press into the hands of any lover of words, and stories. She excels at creating character, a sense of place and a thrilling tension, infusing every page with a depth of feeling along the way. For a novelist as…

Posted on 19th June 2014

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All the Birds, Singing

There’s a heat that permeates Evie Wyld’s  truly wonderful second novel: a beating pulse of brutality that accompanies the story of Jake Whyte, a woman living alone on a sparsely populated British island. Upon reading the first sentence—“Another sheep, mangled and bled out, her innards not yet crusting and the vapours rising from her like a steamed…

Posted on 25th February 2012

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Literary Dinners launched

Fiction Uncovered is all about celebrating and discovering writing talent – and what better place to do so than over a scrumptious meal? That’s the mouthwatering concept behind Literary Dinners, whose founders aim to satiate hunger of body and brain. From March they’ll be serving up a menu of gourmet delights in gorgeous settings, all…

Posted on 15th November 2010

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Fiction Uncovered by… Evie Wyld, novelist

I first read Afsaneh Knight’s Slaughterhouse Heart about a year ago and I still find myself waking up to it in the night. It seems to me a book about understanding cruelty, where it comes from and who absorbs it. The writing is superb and deserves to be held up. I got lost finishing it…